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In Memory of Bob Hepple

In Memory of Bob Hepple

It is with a heavy heart that I write to say farewell to Bob Hepple, who died in the early hours of Friday 21st ...
Access to Justice: A Facet of Gender Equality

Access to Justice: A Facet of Gender Equality

In its last session, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW Committee) released ...
Prisoner Voting Rights in New Zealand: Standing Up for Democracy by Way of Constitutional Shake-Up

Prisoner Voting Rights in New Zealand: Standing Up for Democracy by Way of Constitutional Shake-Up

On 24 July 2015 in Taylor v Attorney General, a New Zealand High Court Judge effectively declared that New ...
Spain’s Commitment to International Human Rights Law:  26 Murdered Children Isn’t Regrettable, It’s Terrifying

Spain’s Commitment to International Human Rights Law: 26 Murdered Children Isn’t Regrettable, It’s Terrifying

On 31st July 2015, the statistics on the number of children killed at the hands of their fathers during visitation ...
Constitutional Reasoning About Same-Sex Marriage

Constitutional Reasoning About Same-Sex Marriage

By including same-sex couples within the constitutional right to marry, the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in ...
Southall Black Sisters: Dissent to Speak Power to Truth, Hope to Counter Hate and Violence

Southall Black Sisters: Dissent to Speak Power to Truth, Hope to Counter Hate and Violence

 Editor's Note: Pragna Patel of UK women’s organisation Southall Black Sisters (SBS) and Mauro Cabral of Global ...
Entering the No-Go Zone – Social Security and Discrimination in the UK Supreme Court

Entering the No-Go Zone – Social Security and Discrimination in the UK Supreme Court

It is rare for a human rights challenge in the social security context to succeed in the English courts. In large ...
Will Obergefell Stifle Growing Support for LGBTQ Rights?

Will Obergefell Stifle Growing Support for LGBTQ Rights?

In his recent post The Beginning Rather Than The End, Karl Laird discusses the potential policy backlash that may ...
Empathy, Craft and other Lessons to Learn from the US Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Empathy, Craft and other Lessons to Learn from the US Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Three narratives provide the human face to the text of Obergefell v. Hodges, the landmark US Supreme Court decision
US Disparate Impact Law: A View From Across the Pond

US Disparate Impact Law: A View From Across the Pond

In the set of (relatively) liberal recent pronouncements from the United States Supreme Court features its judgment
The Beginning Rather Than the End: Obergefell v Hodges and the Continuing Struggle for LGBT Equality

The Beginning Rather Than the End: Obergefell v Hodges and the Continuing Struggle for LGBT Equality

There is no doubt that the Supreme Court’s judgment in Obergefell v Hodges is an historic one. That is not to say, ...
US Supreme Court Requires Recognition of Marriage Equality

US Supreme Court Requires Recognition of Marriage Equality

The US Supreme Court has ruled, in Obergefell, by a 5-4 majority, that the Fourteenth Amendment to the US ...

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